The last couple of days has been a high point for Nigerians. The fuel queues have returned, the power transmission company is reporting faults after fault leading to incessant power outages; multiple road construction works happening simultaneously and Nigerians groaning badly from the ensuing hardship.
Amidst all these, Lagosians and indeed Nigeria woke to a lease of fresh breathe as President Muhammadu Buhari landed in Lagos on a projects commissioning spree.
Recall that political campaigns are on across all political divides, Buhari had flagged off the Bauchi schedule of Asiwaju Bọlá Ahmed Tinubu’s Campaign in Bauchi earlier on Monday 23rd January before flying to Lagos for ‘Lagos Festival of Projects’ to commission the Lekki Deep Sea-port and the Imota Rice plant, both multi-billion dollar projects.
Both projects will definitely be a boost to the state’s GDP.
The president continued his commissioning tour, with other projects slated for inauguration viz the 18.75km six-lane rigid-pavement Eleko Junction to Epe Expressway, the John Randle Centre for Yoruba Culture and History and the MRS Lubricant Factory in Apapa. Oh! I left the Blue Rail which will convey at least 250,000 commuters daily.
Despite these goodies, Nigerians are still not smiling as the price of fuel continue its upward trajectory.
The coming days will likely see the price of rice come down when Eko Rice hits the market.
As the elections draw near, let everyone maintain decorum and stay away from trouble.
Remember to make someone smile today through your acts of kindness.